Tag Archive: app

Why’s Facebook’s App asking to read your Text Messages?


Over the last month or so, a few keen-eyed Android users may have been startled by some peculiar permission requests when they tried to update their Facebook app. One request asks to “read your text messages (SMS or MMS).”

That’s not exactly the kind of language users are likely to find reassuring, especially after recent allegations that Facebook has been scanning private messages within the social network. So, Facebook is currently on a PR offensive to calm user fears. “We realize that some of these permissions sound scary,” writes Facebook. “So we’d like to provide more info about how we use them … If you add a phone number to your account, this allows us to confirm your phone number automatically by finding the confirmation code that we send via text message.”
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Apple App Store

iPhones are great tools for both business and pleasure, but now you can combine them with this excellent app. It’s called Metal Detector, and you can guess what it does.

It turns your iPhone into a metal detector, and it really does work! You’ll set out looking for loose change, but you’ll find fun.
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The Blaze

Want to destroy the eeeeevil “Big & Powerful” (initials BP) Corporation whose “nasty pollution” is destroying the planet? There’s an app for that — it’s called Blobster.

Apple’s latest game app allows users to clean up after and defeat “Blobzilla,“ the ”sloppy“ and ”very, very greedy” corporate boss of B&P who doesn’t understand the “natural beauty of Blobtopia.” Gizmodo has the scoop: View full article »

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